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Our best starting 11


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If everyone was fit (including Fabio & Agger) what would our best starting 11 actually be?

 

It's quite gutting thinking about Aquilani as I'd personally have him right in the team, I think mine would be:

 

-----------------------Reina----------------------

 

Johnson-----Srktel-----Agger------Aurelio

 

-------------Merieles---Gerrard---------------

 

Maxi---------------Aquilani---------------Cole

 

----------------------Torres-----------------------

 

Feel quite cheap leaving Drik out but that front 6 are all ball players with an excellent 1st touch, the same can be said if the defence with perhaps the exception of Srktel who is still far better on the ball than Carra or The Greek.

 

The one problem with that is we are playing a financial masterstroke in preserving Alberto's value this season which really does mess things up I reckon and I'm certainly not convince about Cole behing Torres, so would poss go with:

 

-----------------------Reina----------------------

 

Johnson-----Srktel-----Agger------Aurelio

 

-------------Merieles---Lucas---------------

 

Maxi---------------Gerrard---------------Cole

 

----------------------Torres-----------------------

 

It's just annoying that Agger and Aurelio are always fecking injured and he's on loan.

 

Thoughts?

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Reina

Johnson - Skrtel - Agger - Aurelio

............Lucas - Meireles

......................Gerrard

Kuyt-----------------------------Maxi

...................Torres

 

If fit. Jova and Cole given chances to push out Kuyt and Maxi.

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I'm really suprised Jova hasn't been given more of a go as well. Still feel he could be player for us

 

I think he could do a lot of Torres donkey work for him. I believe Hodgson is trying to do this with Ngog but i would rather have Jova if it is a traditional 4-4-2.

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I'd like to see Jova up alongside Torres in a 4-4-2.

 

If I was incharge and everyone was fit though I'd go...

 

 

------------------Reina

 

Johnson - Skrtel - Agger - Aurelio

 

-----------Merieles - Gerrard

 

Kuyt ----------Aquilani --------- Maxi

 

-----------------Torres

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---------------------Lucas------------------------Meireles-----------------

----------------------------------Gerrard---------------------------------------

----------------Maxi / Kuyt----------------------Cole / Babel---------------

----------------------------------Torres------------------------------------------

 

 

Not sure about the defence at the moment. Maybe ask Kelly to play as a 2001 Carra at left back, get Johnson to TRY and play anywhere near the level Babbel did in an attacking sense.

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In terms of getting our best players on the pitch it's:

 

..............................Reina

 

Johnson......Carra..........Agger......Aurelio

 

Maxi............Gerrard.......Meireles.........Cole

 

......................kuyt........Torres

 

 

I'm pretty sure that's the team RH would pick too, if all were fully fit and not fallen out with.

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In terms of getting our best players on the pitch it's:

 

..............................Reina

 

Johnson......Carra..........Agger......Aurelio

 

Maxi............Gerrard.......Meireles.........Cole

 

......................kuyt........Torres

 

 

I'm pretty sure that's the team RH would pick too, if all were fully fit and not fallen out with.

 

I could live with that. Looks a bit flimsy against the better teams and feel Hodgson would find that team too adventurous for his own tastes.

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In terms of getting our best players on the pitch it's:

 

..............................Reina

 

Johnson......Carra..........Agger......Aurelio

 

Maxi............Gerrard.......Meireles.........Cole

 

......................kuyt........Torres

 

 

I'm pretty sure that's the team RH would pick too, if all were fully fit and not fallen out with.

Ideal world/'on paper' but yes, that's it for me as well.

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Ideal world/'on paper' but yes, that's it for me as well.

 

..and it's not a bad eleven, but the problem we've got is about 3 of that 11 are very injury prone, and the there really aren't any players outside that 11 who are 'bashing the door down' in terms of being close to edging out any of those first choice players.

 

It's funny, but when you look how we've coped in the Europa with our second string you realise we have depth in our squad, but its the sort of depth teams who want to finish 5th-8th would kill for. It's nowhere near top 4 level depth.

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..and it's not a bad eleven, but the problem we've got is about 3 of that 11 are very injury prone, and the there really aren't any players outside that 11 who are 'bashing the door down' in terms of being close to edging out any of those first choice players.

 

It's funny, but when you look how we've coped in the Europa with our second string you realise we have depth in our squad, but its the sort of depth teams who want to finish 5th-8th would kill for. It's nowhere near top 4 level depth.

Yeah, we've got enough players. We haven't got anywhere near enough good players.

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